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How to protect yourself from Xbox Live hackers

Justin McElroy

There's an interesting piece over at about how hackers target Xbox Live accounts, and from it, we were able to get some good tips on how you can protect yourself from a similar threat.
  • While you aren't able to hide your gamerscore, you can make your account a bit less desirable on the black market by hiding the games you've been playing.
  • Avoid services like that promote your gamerscore and, in doing so, make you a larger target.
  • Put fake information in your Xbox Live account, then use pre-paid cards to buy things and pay for the service, thereby making identity theft less damaging.
No, we don't actually do any of these things, but if you're a worrywart you can't say we don't have your back.

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